Counterfeit personal money orders bearing the name C US Bank, Cresco, Iowa, are reportedly in circulation
C US Bank
Michael W. Drees
Voice (563) 547-2040
C US Bank, Cresco, Iowa, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit personal money orders bearing the institution's name are in circulation.
The counterfeit items display the routing number 073903286, which is assigned to C US Bank. The items are similar to authentic personal money orders; however, the items display "Remitter:" above the words "Personal Money Order" in the lower-left corner.
Authentic personal money orders have ornate borders. The words "PERSONAL MONEY ORDER" are embedded within the top border. An "ADDRESS" line is displayed below the "SIGNATURE" LINE in the lower-right corner.
Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic check (VOID) are attached for your review. Be aware that the appearance of counterfeit items can be modified and that additional variations may be presented.
Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
Michael W. Drees
Cresco United Savings Bank
111 North Elm Street
Cresco, Iowa 52136
Telephone: (563) 547-2040
Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-3054, Washington, D.C. 20429, or transmitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at http://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp.
For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's website at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2010/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.
Sandra L. ThompsonDirector
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection